Sunday, April 22, 2007
The Exhibition is Open
“Beautiful, colourful work with superb textures”
“Exciting and beautiful! The two don’t always go together”
“Unique, inspiring & thought provoking”
“Very emotional, beautiful”
“Wonderful – such feeling. ‘Remembrance’ made me cry!”
“I like my mum’s artwork”
These are just some of the comments left in the visitor’s book yesterday after the first day of Maggie’s exhibition. Admittedly the last one was written by our daughter, Meg, and I had to help her spell ‘artwork’, but it was from the heart.
It’s wonderful to see Maggie’s work hanging up in a decent space with room to move and view it properly, rather than crammed into our house, sitting on top of boxes and taking up room in the hallway.
Maggie pours a great deal of emotion into every piece and uses the variety of texture and colour to express these feelings, but there’s no way of knowing whether it will affect anyone else’s aesthetic sense. But yesterday several people took the time to say they felt genuinely moved by Maggie’s art.
Maggie was also moved to tears when she came home to discover our 11 year old son, Rogan, had made her a chocolate cake to celebrate her first solo exhibition – partly by the fact that this was the first time he had ever attempted a full cake on his own, and partly because the kitchen looked like a bomb consisting of flour, icing sugar and cocoa powder had exploded in it.
Damn fine cake though. He has his mother’s touch.